Office of Communications

Latest News

Children’s Administration, Juvenile Rehabilitation, the Child Care Subsidy Program and the Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery no longer are part of the Department of Social and Services.

Media with questions related to these entities should contact:

The Department of Children, Youth and Families: Debra Johnson, Communications Director, (360) 789-7926.

The Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery within the Health Care Authority: Amy Blondin, Chief Communications officer, (360) 725-1915 or the Communications Division, (360) 725-1057.

What We Do

The Office of Communications is responsible for all internal and external communications for the Washington Department of Social and Health Services. This includes media relations, visual communications and the Victim/Witness Notification Program.

Contact Us: (360) 902-7829

After hours media contacts

Media Relations         
Victim/Witness Notification
Adolfo Capestany
Senior Director, Office of Communications
(360) 902-8007
Norah West
Assistant Director, Office of Communications
Economic Services Administration
(360) 902-7833
Mindy Chambers
Facilities, Finance and Analytics Administration
Office of the Secretary
(360) 902-0265
Lisa Copeland
Developmental Disabilities Administration
(360) 902-7844
Chris Wright
Aging and Long-Term Support Administration
(360) 902-8338
Lisa Copeland
Program Administrator
(360) 902-7844
Visual Communications
Norah West
(360) 902-7833
Mae Pensula
Production Manager
(360) 902-7840
Web Services
Brad Smith
(360) 902-7835